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WATCH: George Springer unleashes three-run, go-ahead HR in ALCS Game 4

Astros' George Springer before playoff game against Yankees.
Oct 17, 2019; Bronx, NY, USA; Houston Astros center fielder George Springer (4) hits during batting practice before game four of the 2019 ALCS playoff baseball series against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Astros have been waiting for George Springer to come alive again in October. He came alive on Thursday night with a three-run, go-ahead blast in Game 4 of the ALCS.

New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, who came into the start on an incredible stretch of success in the postseason, allowed a walk and single to begin the inning. When he hung a splitter up just enough in the zone, Springer punished it for the go-ahead blast.

Springer entered the playoffs with 12 career postseason home runs in three years. He got off to a woeful start in the ALDS, but now seems to be heating up with his second home run in three games.

On a night when Zack Greinke is struggling with his command, Springer is coming through in the clutch to try and push his team to a 3-1 series lead.